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Pitney Bowes launches DM220 series

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Harlow, UK, Tuesday 28th August 2012: Customer communications company Pitney Bowes has launched the new DM220 range of franking machines, incorporating extensive upgrades ideally suited to small business users.

The innovative series, which is an upgrade on the DM100i, allows users to frank up to 45 letters per minute (faster than the DM100i range); process franked mail across 100 accounts, meaning that mail costs can be tracked for 100 specific clients; and weigh mail up to 35 kilograms, with the addition of a weighing platform. The features ensure that the new range is perfect for those small businesses that are required to send heavy mail items, such as e-shopping firms. Added to this, the multiple accounting feature is available as standard for the first time.

The fully digitalised DM220 series, which includes the DM160i and DM220i machines, can also be run through the customers’ network or router, using a LAN connection. Not only does this eliminate the need for an analogue line (where rental costs around £11 per month) but it also means that the product’s speed of download is far higher.

Pitney Bowes’ marketing director Phil Hutchison said, “The DM220 represents a huge step forward in the market and ensures that franking is an accessible method of sending post for businesses of all sizes, not merely larger companies.

“The range also integrates Pitney Bowes’s Smart meter*, making data capture and cost tracking possible at the touch of a button. When you consider that franked mail now costs 27 per cent (16 pence) less than using stamps for standard first class letters, and it has added benefits such as a more professional look and increased opening rates, the versatile DM220 series is ideal for businesses sending any volume of post.”

More information and specific product details for the DM220 range are available on the Pitney Bowes website.

*Smart meters allow businesses to frank their mail at the VAT-inclusive price, while at the same time generating a VAT invoice to claim back the VAT from HMRC.

DM220i Specifications

Max speed (letters per minute)    45
Accounts    100
Inview    Yes, account, postage & meter reports
Max envelope thickness    9.5mm
Integrated weigh platform capacity    5kg
Other weighing options    7, 12 &35kg
Differential weighing    Yes
Sealer    Yes
Job presets    5
Connectivity options    LAN, PC Meter Connect, Analogue

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For more information, interviews or an image, please contact James Harris at Lucre Public Relations on 0208 741 5900 or pitneybowes(at)lucre.co.uk

About Pitney Bowes
Delivering more than 90 years of innovation, Pitney Bowes provides software, hardware and services that integrate physical and digital communications channels. Long known for making its customers more productive, Pitney Bowes is increasingly helping other companies grow their business through advanced customer communications management. Pitney Bowes is a $5.3 billion company with 29,000 employees worldwide. Pitney Bowes: Every connection is a new opportunity™.

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